Crazy Fun Summer Emergent Readers Resources

Aspiring readers are just beginning to grasp the basic concepts of book and print. They are acquiring a command of the alphabet with the ability to recognize and name upper- and lowercase letters. They are also developing many phonological awareness skills, such as recognizing phonemes, syllables, and rhyme.

Early Emergent readers are beginning to learn sound/symbol relationships–starting with consonants and short vowels–and are able to read CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, as well as a number of high-frequency words.

Early Emergent Readers

Levels aa-C-Books at this level have:

  • Strong picture support
  • Carefully controlled text
  • Repetitive patterns
  • Controlled, repeated vocabulary
  • Natural language
  • Large print
  • Wide letter spacing
  • Familiar concepts
  • Limited text on a page

Lesson plans for emergent readers

You’re gonna want a simple plan to follow when working with emergent readers. The great news? They don’t need to be complicated!

Collage of printable lesson plans

Sight Words

Once your kids master their letters, they will use their emergent reader lessons to master those sight words in a natural and fun way. Each reader will have a few focus words for mastery, but you will want to make sight word practice a repetitive and fun activity during each school day.

A little practice goes a long way!

Use sight words as handwriting and Fine Motor Skills practice

Collage of phonics and sight word worksheets

This Sight Words Set comprise from up to 85% of the text in children’s early reading materials. Therefore, a child who knows the Dolch Words has much of the base needed to recognize the majority of the words in a typical selection.

Two kids slapping sight word flies with plastic fly swatters

EASY & FUN WAY TO LEARN SIGHT WORDS:: After one of the 220 Dolch sight words is called out, use your swatter to swat the word on the matching fly.

Fun and engaging Summer Emergent Reader

Low Prep Printable!
Bonus activities included

The beauty of emergent readers is that they are short and predictable texts that help build confidence and mastery!

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